Pre-Schoolers Deliver Hundreds Blankets to Woman’s PreemiesParkview Baptist Teaches a Lesson for the Season about Giving
On Tuesday, December 20, 2011, fifteen Parkview Baptist pre-schoolers warmed Woman’s Hospital’s tiniest babies, and the hearts of many grown-ups, with hundreds of donated blankets for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). In the spirit of the holiday season, the four- and five-year-old students hopped in a school bus to visit Woman’s as the culmination of their lesson plan about the importance of giving to those in need. The little philanthropists collected hundreds of blankets and hand-delivered them to Woman’s Special Care Nursery.
As Woman’s NICU nurse Ashley Hobson, RN gave the children a short lesson about babies, the children were excited to play with baby bottles and baby clothes. But the true excitement came when a real baby was brought to the nursery window. The children were convinced that the weeks-old infant waved “hello” to them. The children were then treated to milk and cookies in the cafeteria.
Woman’s is proud of the Parkview preschoolers who took part in this special cause and thankful on behalf of the region’s tiniest patients.
Excited pre-schoolers look on with excitement as Barbara Zeigler, Parkview Baptist preschool curriculum coordinator, points out a tiny NICU baby held by Woman’s NICU nurse Ashley Hobson, RN.